New Construction Class for Basic Skills at WUSD

High school students in Warner Unified School District can now enroll in the newly offered construction class, led by Mr. Carl Focarelli. Twelve students are currently taking the class, learning the basic fundamentals of working with wood. Mr. Focarelli emphasizes safety, proper use of tools, and the importance of focus when managing the construction work space. Students learn to use a chop, table saw, and a set of drills, and impact wrenches to understand the angles of cutting wood. Class projects range from building wooden chairs and benches to repurposing wood pallets into various wood creations and smaller coffee tables. Students have used a set of basic plans to build, sand, and paint succulent containers, as well. 

Warner Unified’s program began when the district received a generous donation in August. A contractor at Borrego Springs had retired after 30 years in business and generously donated construction-related tools that amounted to $20,000 to Warner Unified’s program.

After taking this class, Mr. Focarelli hopes that students will be able to fix and maintain construction projects in their homes. With a student’s ability to solve problems with plumbing, electricity, and other simple household mishaps, families will be able to spend less money on repairs. Eventually students will receive their own tool kits and be able to take what they’ve learned back to their homes.

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About Warner Unified School District:

Since 1938, Warner Unified School District has been serving students from preschool to twelfth grade in the rural Northeast San Diego County. Covering over 432 square miles, Warner Unified is proud of its small class sizes, excellent student achievement, and award-winning FFA program. By consistently innovating with technology and teaching methods, Warner Unified offers advanced curriculum for students throughout the school year.

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